Exercise Physiologist - PRN

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Fort Worth, TX US
Job ID:
Cardiac Rehab
Area of Interest:
Allied Health
Job Type:
Texas Health Southwest

Required Minimum Education: Graduate of an accredited school of exercise science,
BS degree or higher.

Required Minimum Experience: Minimum of 3 months of Cardiac Rehab experience

Required License/Certification: BCLS with in 30 days of hire and ACLS with in 60 days of hire
Certified Exercise Physiologist preferred

Required Skills (if applicable): Must possess knowledge of respective clinical area to include equipment used, infection control, criteria of standard precautions, national patient safety goals and all other skills related to patient care delivery.

Work Hours/Schedule: Monday - Friday PRN ( as needed) 0630-1830 depending on staffing needs

Essential Duties/Responsibilities:

Clinical Practice:
Assess patient health risks, needs, and interests.
Assist RN with patient assessment on admission to the program, and assist with the development of comprehensive individualized exercise program.
Conducts fitness evaluations in accordance with department guidelines.
Develops exercise prescriptions/programs tailored to the unique needs and interests of the client and in accordance with department guidelines.
Provides instruction necessary for the safe and effective performance of exercise activities, and promotion of secondary prevention to individuals who
are limited by cardiac disease to improve functional capacity and lower cardiovascular risk factors.
Demonstrates competence in the performance of age appropriate patient treatment and individualizes care based on age specific needs.
Competent in the use of Scott Care telemetry, obtaining accurate HR, BP, RR, and cardiac rhythm.
Demonstrates proficiency in the setup and operation of all monitoring and exercise equipment.
Plans, implements, evaluates documents patient education.
Completes all documentation and written communication in a timely manner.
Completes shift assignments for equipment maintenance, and all other tasks related to maintaining a safe and clean environment.
Seeks assistance/ supervision/ consultation as needed and reports to supervisor any problems and/ or solutions regarding delivery of services.
Works in partnership with peers, other disciplines, and department personnel.
Notifies physicians in a timely manner, Problems of pertinent complications.
Provides administrative support as needed, including but not limited to assisting patients with registration for cardiac rehab, receiving phone calls,
providing information on cardiac rehab services, scheduling appointments, organizing charts, etc.
Maintain customers rights ( confidentiality, privacy, safety, security, and decision making).
Proficient in correct billing, charging and procedure documentation.
Routinely obtain department/hospital communication via email
Documents according to department guidelines.
Documents all required data for Cardiac Rehab members according to department guidelines
Documents all unusual occurrences to system, hospital, and department guidelines.
Assists with quality control procedures.
Attends in-services, department meetings, and other training sessions relative to job.
Is knowledgeable of and adheres to hospital and department procedures and policies.

Entity Information:
Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Southwest Fort Worth is a 222-bed full-service facility that includes surgical and imaging services, a 24-hour emergency department, orthopedics and sports therapy, adult critical care, and a Level III neonatal intensive care unit. Texas Health Southwest Fort Worth, which has been serving Tarrant County residents since 1987, has 1,100 employees, 120 volunteers, and more than 600 physicians on its medical staff. The hospital is a Pathway to Excellence® designated hospital by American Nurses Credentialing Center, a designated UnitedHealth Premium Surgical Spine specialty center and has earned Quality Respiratory Care Recognition from the AARC.  We invite you to join us in furthering your career and our accomplishments and philosophy of excellence.
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